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Local Organizations Offering Scholarships


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American Legion Post #170 Randolph Furey, Pomonkey, MD
The American Legion Post #170 will offer six scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Individuals applying for the scholarships must be related to members of the American Legion Post 170 or Auxiliary Unit No. 170. 

Renee Thompson-Flores, Commander

Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Scholarship
Offering six (6) scholarships at $500 per scholarship.

  • Student must be attending an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or attending College of Southern Maryland, or a vocational/trade school.
  • Graduating high school senior in the class of 2023 with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

 DUE DATE:  June 9, 2023

Scholarship Informational and application 


Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship
$3000 scholarship

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior currently enrolled in a business or finance curriculum
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

For additional details:

Application will open on January 1, 2023

Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors in Charles County, Maryland who are pursuing their career, trade school, or college dreams. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Graduating senior from Charles County Public Schools; and (2) Complete a narrative essay, video submission, or a visual portfolio of no more than 1,000 words (essay) or no longer than four minutes (video) sharing what you plan to do after high school and how this scholarship would help make those post-graduation dreams a reality. Individual scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500-$1500 per scholarship each May.

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2023

watch a video about the scholarship

Scholarship Application


Charles County Arts Alliance
CCAA offers a $2,000.00 scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior from each Charles County public high school and St. Mary’s Ryken HS who plans to major in an arts program and has been accepted at a four-year college or university.

DUE DATE: December 21, 2022

Scholarship Application


Charles County Farm Bureau Scholarship
$1000 scholarship
One of the objectives of the Charles County Farm Bureau is to provide financial support for higher education for students in an agriculture related curriculum, which will enable them to grow, prosper, and contribute to their communities.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Charles County, MD.
  • Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled, full-time student, attending at 2 or 4 year college/university or trade school, majoring in an agricultural related field, natural resource management, forestry or animal science.
  • GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Preference may be given to member/family member of Charles County Farm Bureau or 4H member.
  • A Scholarship recipient may be eligible to receive this scholarship a maximum of four times, providing they meet all other scholarship criteria.
  • Application and Essay required.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Application


Email Melinda Rice at or call 301-643-4039.

Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc.
The Charles County Scholarship Fund Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors.

DUE DATE:  Monday, March 1, 2023.
Late applications will not be accepted.


College of Southern Maryland
Please visit their website for information.

CSM Scholarships and Financial Aid


Crescent Cities Charities, Inc.

Crescent Cities Charities is committed to award about 150 scholarships in amounts from $1,000 to $5,000 in 2023.  Over the past four years, Crescent Cities Charities has awarded 435 scholarships totaling $980,000.

You are eligible if:

  • You are graduating from High School in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • You have a record of scholastic and other achievements.
  • You have demonstrated good leadership qualities and community involvement.
  • You will be enrolled in any undergraduate degree or certificate program in any area of study at an accredited college or university.
  • Preference may be given to students with financial need.

DUE DATE: April 15, 2023

scholarship application

Scholarship Information


Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution
Please visit their website for information and read each requirement carefully before applying. 

DAR Scholarships


Eastern Star Scholarship presented by the Kalani Grand Chapter #1001

The Kalani Grand Scholarship will be awarded to a well-rounded student that best exemplifies good citizenship and high moral character, with plans to major in a community and/or helping profession to include nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, medical or public health.

  • Applicants must be a high school senior accepted for enrollment at an accredited Community College, College or University.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  • Applicants must submit a 500 word essay discussing the student’s plans for the future and how they plan to contribute toward the community.

  • $500 for a 4-year college/university, $250 for a 2-year college/university

DUE DATE: April 1, 2023




Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
The Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a service sorority, will award a total of $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students who attend schools in southern Prince George’s County and Charles County.  Students who have demonstrated a concern for their community while maintaining academic excellence should apply. The awards will be at minimum $1,000.

FWAC-DST’s scholarship committee will evaluate candidates based on community service, academic achievement, a personal statement, a written essay, an interview (if selected) and letters of recommendation.  Community Service is an essential component of the award.  All candidates must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.5 calculated through the end of the 2nd quarter of the 2022-2023 academic year and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university in the summer/fall of 2023. 

DUE DATE: March 6, 2023

Scholarship Information and Application



Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
State of Maryland Literacy Association

This scholarship supports students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career.  Three Maryland High School graduates will be awarded a scholarship of $2,000.  Students must plan on majoring in education or pursuing some coursework in reading or reading relating fields.  A verification form with a signature by an employee of the student’s school must be completed.

Scholarship Application

For questions or additional Information:



Office of Delegate Debra Davis
This scholarship is intended to assist Charles County students in furthering their higher education and pursuing their career goals. We strongly encourage first-generation college students and students pursuing a certificate/licensure to apply.

DUE DATE: April 1, 2023


Robert A. Glover Memorial Scholarship
S.T. Kendall Lodge #153

S.T. Kendall Lodge #153 is a Prince Hall Masonic Lodge located in Waldorf.  The lodge is a fraternal organization dedicated to faith, brotherhood, and charity often exercised through our community engagement.  Candidates from this scholarship should be a graduating senior from St. Charles, Thomas Stone, Westlake or North Point High Schools.  They should be accepted and continuing their education at a college, university or technical school.  They should demonstrate scholastic aptitude, a commitment to community service, and an exceptional zeal for living life to its fullest.  Please submit the following:

  1. A resume outlining their scholastic and community service.
  2. A copy of their academic transcript.
  3. References from two (2) teachers.
  4. An essay not exceeding 500 words describing a transformational moment in their life that ignited their passion to live life to the fullest.

DUE DATE: March 1, 2023.

The S.T. Kendall Lodge #153
Robert A. Glover Memorial Scholarship,
P.O. Box 1407
Waldorf, MD 20602

Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) Donald “Doc” Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship
The Maryland Emergency Management Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating HS Senior in Calvert, St. Mary's or Charles County.  Please visit their website for more information.

DUE DATE: April 2023

Scholarship Opportunities


Maryland State Delegate Edith J. Patterson
The selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the following:
  1. Academic Record: Academic performance during the student’s high school, college, or university matriculation will be considered. An unofficial copy of the student’s most recent academic records from high school, college and/or university attended must be returned with the completed application before the application deadline.
  2. Financial Need: Selection of scholarship recipients based on need utilizes the family contribution (FC) amount that is calculated under the federal methodology (FM). The FM formula determines an amount the family is expected to pay for their son or daughter’s education.
  3. 100 word essay describing your career goals and aspirations.
  4. Involvement/Participation in Community and Extracurricular Activities: Involvement in charitable, educational, community, neighborhood, and volunteer activities will be strongly considered. A list of extracurricular activities and community service must be returned with the completed application by the deadline

DUE DATE:  March 31, 2023

Application Link

Scholarship Informational Flyer


Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships
Creating opportunities to further a student's higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education.  The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider.  This includes California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Saipan, Utah, Virginia and Washington.  In each of these states, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible applicant.

Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships

Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc.
The Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter, will award up to six (6) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school male and female seniors who reside in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. Each 2023 graduating senior must plan to attend 4-year college or university on a full-time basis in the year of graduation.  Additionally, two (2) book scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to two (2) students who plan to attend St. Mary’s College on a full-time basis.  Children of IPSMCC members are not eligible to apply.

DUE DATE: February 25, 2023 

Scholarship Application


J. Wesley Key, Sr. Scholarship Application
Charles County Branch of the NAACP

Charter member and founding president of the Charles County Branch of the NAACP, J. Wesley Key, Sr., was born in Charles County in 1875. He devoted more than 60 years of his life advocating for the rights of African Americans and serving as an active member of numerous fraternal, civic, religious and political organizations. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who currently attends Lackey, Saint Charles, Thomas Stone, or Westlake high schools and plans to attend a two- or four-year university or college OR a career/vocational/technical program as a full-time student. Student members of the CCNAACP are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be of African-American descent and have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must complete the scholarship application, and include an official transcript and letters of recommendation from: 1) a faculty member at your high school and 2) a member of your community (letters from family members will not be accepted). Finalists will be contacted for interviews.

DUE DATE: March 10, 2023

Application information and application

Email applications to:

Dorothy Marvil Scholarship

$3000 scholarship
Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

For additional details, visit:   

Application will open on January 1, 2023

Maryland Higher Education Commission
State-funded grants and scholarships

DUE DATE: March 1, 2023

Scholarship Application


Mi Gente Unidos En Accion, Inc. Scholarship
This scholarship is in partnership with Siempre Unidos Hispanic Heritage Month Committee.  Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from Charles County Public Schools of Latino, Afro Latino, LatinX, or of mixed background that include Hispanic.  The scholarship will be awarded to students that plan on majoring in Education, Social Work, Business, Culinary Arts, Public Health and Safety and Law Enforcement.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application
  • 1 page essay on a book or person that inspired you in High School.
  • High School Transcript-we accept unofficial transcripts.
  • Copy of acceptance letter to College or University

DUE DATE: April 30, 2023 (postmarked or submitted)



P. O. Box 1844
Waldorf, MD 20604

Miss Utility of Maryland/DC Scholarship
Offering eight(8) single-year scholarships at $1,008.11.  Scholarships will be selected from Maryland and Washington D.C.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • General contact information
  • Essay describing the importance of Miss Utility of Maryland/D.C. and how it could relate to a future career path.
  • High School Transcript-we accept unofficial transcripts.
  • Must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington D.C. high school in spring 2023 and intend to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2023. 

DUE DATE: Must be postmarked or submitted by May 26, 2023

Scholarship Application

Mail-in entry:

Anna Trim
Attn: Miss Utility Scholarship Program
118 AA Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Contact Information:

Anna Trim at

Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 2023.

Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship
A candidate must:  Be graduating from high school in the spring of the current school year; public, private, parochial, and home schoolers are welcome to apply.  Have been accepted by an accredited college or university.  Be a resident of Charles, Calvert or St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland.  Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) as verified by an official transcript, and grades from at least 2 grading periods of the applicant's senior year.  Have participated in the performing arts in some capacity, a transcript will be required with application.  Have been involved in community service in some capacity.  All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline as noted on the application.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship Award

Mike Gahan

Southern Maryland Chain (MD) Chapter
The Southern Maryland Chain (MD) Chapter will be awarding nine academic scholarships of $1,800 each, to graduating high school seniors who reside in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.  Each graduating senior must plan to attend a College of University on a full-time basis in the year of graduation.

Scholarship will be awarded for academic achievement, high school activities (past school year) and the applicant’s ability to effectively articulate thoughts and ideas both orally and in writing.  If selected, the candidate will be required to attend a zoom interview during the week of April 17-21, 2023.  All scholarship recipients will be notified by May, 8, 2023.

See application for details on how to apply.

DUE DATE:  March 24, 2023



Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
SMECO is offering $2,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who are graduating in 2023. If you’re a senior living with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members, and you have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you’re eligible to apply. Fill out the online application form by Tuesday, April 6, 2023. SMECO awards scholarships based on scholastic achievement, financial need, an interview, school involvement, and community involvement. Our Scholarship Awards Committee will contact the top eight candidates to schedule interviews.

DUE DATE: April 6, 2023

Scholarship Application


Tau Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi
$1,000.00 to minority student


Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers five different non-renewable scholarships:
  1. Elvear B. Johnson (Ph.D.) Scholarship ($1,000);
  2. Tri-County Maryland Scholarship ($1,000);
  3. Career/Vocational/Technical Scholarship ($750);
  4. Educational Program Scholarship (Participant in Delta GEMS or EMBODI Mentoring Programs) ($500); and
  5. Zandra Isaac Book Scholarship ($500).

Eligible applicants must be 2023 graduating senior who resides in or attends a high school in the TCMDAC service area, which includes all of Calvert and St. Mary's Counties and Charles County (east of Route 301).  You must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above, demonstrate community or extracurricular activity involvement, and plan to attend a two-year or four-year university or college OR a Career/Vocational/Technical program as a full-time student in fall, 2023.

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2023

Scholarship Application


Phi Alpha Zeta | Chapter of Zeta Phi | Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County, possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale, be accepted for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university and provide proof of acceptance. Applicant must submit an official high school transcript, two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher or counselor), an SAR report showing financial need, demonstrate community service by documenting contributions made in both school and community and provide an original essay.  Please submit your application on their website.

DUE DATE:  April 30, 2023

ScholarshiP Application website


Delegate C.T. Wilson Scholarship

To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of Charles County Maryland (District 28 residents only).
  2. You must attend or plan on attending a Maryland College or University or have your academic major approved “unique” by the Maryland Higher Education Commission if you attend an out of state school otherwise you are ineligible for a Delegate Scholarship award.
  3. File an application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying.
  4. Apply for admission to a Maryland college, university or other accredited post-secondary educational program as a full-time or part-time student.

DUE DATE: April 3, 2023


Scholarship Application